Top Six 5-in-1 Cribs Reviewed [Your Buying Guide 2018]
Your baby’s crib is probably the most important furniture that you need to purchase for your bundle of joy. This means that you have to carefully and meticulously check each and every crib that the market has to offer. The only problem is that these cribs are so many in numbers that it can get you overwhelmed and lost in the process. This may even cloud your judgment and create even more confusion for you. Not great “state” to be in if you are planning to go crib shopping.
The best thing to do is to be accurate of what you are looking for in a crib, especially in 5 in 1 cribs, and be knowledgeable about what the manufacturers have to offer. As they say “knowledge is the best weapon that you can have” including purchasing your baby’s crib. I promise you, there are so much to choose from but it will all go down to what you really want and need in a crib.
To ease your burden and help you with your choice, we have created a short yet concise list of the top 4 convertible cribs that might interest you. Among a total of twelve highly purchased and recommended cribs under the 5-in-1 convertible crib category, we were able to choose the best among the best. In order to do so, we have taken into consideration the most common factors that most parents look for.
We based it first and foremost according to the ratings that these cribs had from parents who have used and bought it. Next is we paid particular attention to both its design and materials making sure that it provides safety and comfort for your little ones. Third and most important is its functionality and if these so cold “functionalities” are worth your hard earned money. We hope that this list will provide you with enough data to make you choose the best crib for your baby.
Dream On Me Ashton 5 in 1 Convertible Crib
Graco Benton 5-in-1 Convertible Crib
Dream On Me Chesapeake 5-In-1 Convertible Crib
Fisher-Price Kingsport 5-in-1 Convertible Crib
Evolur Aurora 5-in-1 Convertible Crib
5-in-1 with Changer
Dream On Me Niko 5-in-1 Convertible Crib with Changer
Features, Pros and Cons of the Best 5-in-1 Convertible Cribs
#1) Dream On Me Ashton 5 in 1 Convertible Crib
Multifunctionality not only due to its features but also its color, the “Dream On Me Ashton 5-in-1 Convertible Crib” is the best crib for parents who want to have several options for a single crib. Not only will the crib offer absolute child support but it will also provide an adorable hue that will definitely bring life to the nursery. This is why this crib has received a very good feedback from parents who have tested it.
The “Dream On Me Ashton 5-in-1 Convertible Crib” prides in itself as people call it the “forever crib”. This is because of its 5 functions that can easily be adjusted as your baby grows to a big kid. You will no longer need to buy a “big boy/girl bed” because you already have one on hand.
The crib can be converted into five different options. First is the standard crib which is low enough to provide safety to your little ones but high enough to avoid parents for bending down too much to get their babies. Next is the toddler bed which is made by simply detaching original side rails and placing the toddler side rails. This is then followed by the day bed by removing the front rails and adjusting the mattress height. Finally we have the full-sized bed which has two options. First is the full sized bed that your kids can use even way beyond their kiddie years. Another option that you can choose from is the fifth function which is a full sized bed with footboard.
The crib also has a four leveled mattress support that can be adjusted along with the crib to ensure the safety of your little ones and the convenience of parents all at the same time. It can be adjusted starting from the highest level that is perfect for newborns up to the lowest one which is great for toddlers.
The crib has also its safety and quality tested by several associations to ensure that it is safe for everyone to use. Each crib has been meticulously checked by the ASTM and CPSC to guarantee that there are no harmful chemicals such as lead, BPA, latex, phthalates and the likes. The materials are also made of 100% pinewood and have a toxin free finishing.
When it comes to the color scheme of this crib, you will be delighted to know that there are a total of 8 hues to choose from. First off you can choose from its pastel shades mainly “Natural”, “White”, “Mystic Grey” and “Royal Blue”. If you fancy strong earth colors then you can choose from “Cherry”, “Espresso”, “Black” or “Pecan”.
The design of the“Dream On Me Ashton 5-in-1 Convertible Crib” speaks for itself. It can easily be the highlight of your baby’s room and it can fit in to any earthy or pastel themed household color scheme. In fact, the way this crib is made is homage to the simple yet classy way of what an ideal crib should look like. Not to mention its style will not wear-out even if you convert it into a full sized bed.
Another great thing about this crib is that it can be assembled even by a single person without needing another’s help. With its sturdy yet light weight parts, carrying and putting each piece together is easy enough that you do not need to exert extra effort and “muscle power” to do it.
There have been some minor issues when it comes to the cribs assembly. First complaint of some parents is that not all the parts are labeled which makes assembly time longer. Another is that the assembly itself takes a bit of time to do, not because it is hard to do but because of incomplete instructions and labeling. Finally, the other parts needed for making the crib into a bed is sold separately and not included in the initial crib package.
#2) Graco Benton 5-in-1 Convertible Crib
Budget is a big player when it comes to buying a crib. Trust me, a crib is definitely not cheap at all, especially if your want the best of the best. That is why we always have a plan B. Basically it’s just in case the first item is not available or does not fit in your budget. This is most especially applied if you are planning to buy a crib for your baby. If money is a bit of an issue for you, then I can give you a quick rundown on the affordable “Graco Benton 5-in-1 convertible crib” that has a very good customer feedback despite is less pricey price tag.
The good thing about the “Graco Benton 5-in-1 convertible crib”is that it is made of wood. So your concern with regards to chemical poisoning of your child can now be addressed. You can now rest assured that your baby will be sleeping soundly and safely with this crib.
Furthermore, the crib promises that it had passed the ASTM and the CPSC standards to everyone who would want to purchase it. Basically it means that the product is child safe and environmentally safe as well. The crib also passed the JPMA certification as well.
Compared to other cribs, the “Graco Benton 5-in-1 convertible crib” can be included in the lighter weighing cribs in the market. But do not be deceived with its lightness. According to some reviews by other parents who have purchased this items is at first, the parts would look “really flimsy and unstable,” but once it is finally built, you can see how strong and sturdy the crib is.
The style of the crib is very simple yet elegant and can be used by either your baby boy or girl. But for me, it looks a bit more masculine since there are more edges than curves. Also, what got me to thinking that this crib is more of a “boy” crib are the available colors for it. There is a total of three colors to choose from and these are espresso, white and gray.
The “Graco Benton 5-in-1 convertible crib” proves that safety, security and comfort does not mean expensive products. This crib’s durability and functionality can definitely go up against its other competitors that cost double or even triple than the “Graco Benton 5-in-1 convertible crib”.
Another great thing about this crib is that it is made of lightweight materials. Now you can assemble, reassemble and adjust the bed without having to work up a sweat. You can even assemble it yourself and will only take an hour or less.
In order to clearly see the “Graco Benton 5-in-1 convertible crib” as a whole, we also need to tackle the negative points that the product will bring us. We should also weigh if the pros of this product overshadows the cons. Similarly with the majority of convertible cribs, you will only get to purchase the crib itself. The packaging of the product will exclude the mattress and bedframe. The aforementioned two will be sold separately.
#3) Dream On Me Chesapeake 5-In-1 Convertible Crib
Another price saving crib has been added to our list. Since you would need more baby gears and furniture, we know that you want cheap yet dependable products. That is why we offer another reliable and inexpensive option with the “Dream On Me Chesapeake 5-in-1 Convertible Crib”. This lightweight yet competitive crib has been given a good feedback rating from its previous buyers as well.
The “Dream On Me Chesapeake 5-in-1 Convertible Crib” can easily be converted to a charming toddler bed with the use of their conversion. It can also be made into a daybed once your baby outgrows it. Finally, the back panel can be seamlessly converted into a full-size bed with a headboard with the simple addition of a wooden bed frame. Easy transition and ergonomic ingenuity is what this crib offers.
There is also a three layer mattress height that can easily be adjusted. Once you start to transition the crib from a toddler bed to a day bed and finally a full sized bed, the three adjustable mattress layers can offer the optimum height and comfort that your kid will need. The highest level is you’re your newborn to their first year. Once your baby start to get more active and wants to explore, stand up and play, this is the ideal time to adjust the mattress level to the third and lowest level. If you plan to make it into a bed, either a toddler, full-sized or toddler bed, the second level is the best option for this transition.
The crib has been carefully designed and thoroughly engineered to the highest safety standard that meet and exceed the standards of several health and child-associated organizations. These are conditions set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and American Society for testing and materials to ensure that each and every material used is toxin free and child-friendly.
The “Dream On Me Chesapeake 5-in-1 Convertible Crib” can be easily assembled thanks to its instructions accompanied by clear step-by-step pictures that you can breezily follow. Its materials are not that heavy as well, making it easier for even a single person to assemble.
Not only is this crib easy to assemble, it can also be a breeze to store or move. In fact, it can easily be disassembled which is great for those families who plan to change houses. So if transport and moving are in your future, this crib may be a lifesaver for you.
There is one concern that a lot of parents have noticed that can need some improvement, design wise. The bottom of the crib has no space to allow parents to position their feet a little bit under the crib so that laying the baby down in the crib won’t be an issue. Other parents kept kicking the bottom of the crib ever time they put their baby down. They would prefer to have even just a little space so that they can easily move and maneuver themselves without the risk of hurting themselves or waking up the baby.
#4) Fisher-Price Kingsport 5-in-1 Convertible Crib
There are certain parents who are also very particular when it comes to the design of the crib. Of course, you do not want the supposedly “center of attention” become the “eyesore of the room”. A lot of parents look for a sassy design that brings out the elegance of the room without neglecting the safety and comfort of the child. This is what the “Fisher-Price Kingsport 5-in-1 Convertible Crib” offers us and has been offering its previous customers that apparently have given a good feedback about it.
The “Fisher-Price Kingsport 5-in-1 Convertible Crib” promises the five functionality of its crib. Starting off as a standard crib, it can be easily transformed into a toddler bed, a day bed and a full sized bed in a matter of minutes. Now you do not need to purchase additional furniture for your big kids and just reuse this elegant crib.
The elegant design of the “Fisher-Price Kingsport 5-in-1 Convertible Crib” shows a chic arched headboard accompanied by traditional moldings to bring out the traditional look mixed with vintage class. A great piece of furniture that is a definite eye-candy for parent, families, friends and even visitors. It will surely make your little one feel like a prince or princess.
Parents can chose from a total of two classy color hues. First is the clean and crisp “Snow White” and the latter is the “Vintage Grey” shade. Using only non-toxic materials, the cribs’ finishing are also tested before used. This will ensure that the product will not have any trace of toxic chemicals like lead, formaldehyde and phthalates.
There is one amazing feature that only the “Fisher-Price Kingsport 5-in-1 Convertible Crib” has and it is called the “Just the Right Height”. This feature allows parents to adjust and lower the crib height to promote easier access to their baby. You can now move effortlessly without straining your body from ending too much.
Another matter of importance for the Fisher-Price family is safety. The “Fisher-Price Kingsport 5-in-1 Convertible Crib” has received the JPMA 2.0 certification. It means that all the cribs have been tediously tested through rigorous safety testing. These tests have been recommended by the (CPSC) Consumer Product Safety Commission. The JPMA 2.0 Certification program has also followed the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) standards as the basis for testing.
The “Fisher-Price Kingsport 5-in-1 Convertible Crib” package comes with a thorough and specific assembly instruction which makes assembly easy and fast. In addition, all the hardware and tools that is vital in building the crib quickly and efficiently is also included in the package. You do not need to look for the right screw or bolt or the likes. Just open, arrange and assemble, easy as that.
The “Fisher-Price Kingsport 5-in-1 Convertible Crib” also has a slight design issue that some parents see as a bit of a bother. First of is the height of the crib, other parents think that it is too short for them. Another is the “deepness” of the crib once the mattress is in the lowest level. Some parents think that the depth of the crib is not deep enough to compensate their babies.
If Money Is No Problem
Evolur Aurora 5-in-1 Convertible Crib
If you want the best for your little ones and you have no issues when it comes to money, then why not give them the most elegant crib there is? The “Evolur Aurora 5-in-1 Convertible Crib” is a mix of whimsical designed embedded by classy elegance all in one beautiful package. If you want furniture that is fit for royalty at its finest, then look no further. This crib has taken each and every parent’s breath and hearts away making it garner a very good customer feedback.
The “Evolur Aurora 5-in-1 Convertible Crib” is delicately crafted out of Kiln-dried hardwood with fine veneers. Its overall design is royalty personified. It is embellished with an elegant curved headboard with a beautiful ribbon and bow detailed spindles and Queen Anne style feet which gives it a feminine feel. The four feet of the crib is also crafted and sculptured to coincide with the fairytale-like design of the product. The design of this crib is definitely a piece of work that came from storybooks and fantasies.
Apart from the glamorous headboard, the other details of the crib can be greatly appreciated by anyone who lays their eyes on it. To keep up with the “royal fairy tale theme” there are delicately carved ribbons, bow scroll works, feminine carvings and even crystal knobs located strategically all over the crib. Your baby will experience royalty enveloping them as they sleep and play in their “royal crib”.
The finishing hues of this crib also stay true to the fairy tale theme that it accentuates. It has a total of four pastel shades that compliments the majestic features of the cribs design. You can choose from “Akoya Grey”, “Blush Pink”, “Gold Dust” and “Ivory Lace”. These finishing has also been tested to be chemical and toxin free to ensure safety to your baby.
Not only is the crib trouble-free to assemble but it also has an easy three level mattress height that can be seamlessly adjusted if you want to adjust the crib to a bed. It can easily be converted from a crib to a toddler bed, a daybed and finally a full-sized bed. The best part is that each adjustment maintains the elegance and extravagance of the cribs’ design.
If you adore a magical and imperial design then the “Evolur Aurora 5-in-1 Convertible Crib” will surely be worth your while. Not only is it beautifully made but it is durable and sturdy. A feminine face with a masculine built, this is indeed a crib that can serve its purpose while looking classy and amazing.
Originally, the manufacturer has designated this crib as gender neutral. But with the feminine touch all over it and the finishing hues that depicts feminine colors; it is more fitting for girls rather than boys. Also, since the crib is extravagantly made, the materials are a bit heavier as compared to other cribs. So you need a helping hand if your want to finish assembling the crib quickly.
Dream On Me Niko 5-in-1 Convertible Crib with Changer
A lot of baby furniture will definitely take space once you assemble them. This is probably a major issue for parents especially those who are bound to work with just minimal room space. That is why they make sure that what they buy is compact, needed and important. That is why the “Dream On Me Niko 5-in-1 Convertible Crib with Changer” have caught our attention because it gives the space-saving desire that parents look for.
First and foremost, the “Dream On Me Niko 5-in-1 Convertible Crib with Changer” has all the features that other 5-in-1 cribs can offer. Similarly, it starts out as a standard crib that can later on be converted once your little one starts to grow. It can be converted to a toddler bed, a day bed up to a full-sized bed with the help of converting parts and tools which are sold separately.
Next is the safety assurance that this crib has. It has also passed several tests that were highly recommended by the ASTM and CPSC. In addition, all of the materials used from start to finishing has been cleared and confirmed to have negative traces of BPA, latex, formaldehyde, lead and phthalates. This ensures that your baby is safe even if they plan to nibble on any crib part once they start teething.
Furthermore, the “Dream On Me Niko 5-in-1 Convertible Crib with Changer” also provides a three layered mattress level that is a big help especially when you convert the crib into the three beds. You can adjust the mattress height according to the necessity of your little ones.
When it comes to the availability of colors, this crib has a few options in store for you. The “Dream On Me Niko 5-in-1 Convertible Crib with Changer” offers a total of four colors that ranges from the purest white to the darkest black. You can choose from “White”, “Espresso”, “Cherry” and “Black”.
The best part about this is the detachable diaper changing table that is strategically located beside the crib. It has a changing table on top and three deep drawers for storage. What’s more is that once the crib is converted into a full sized bed, you can easily detach the table and make it a useful nightstand or bedside table.
What sets the “Dream On Me Niko 5-in-1 Convertible Crib with Changer” from the rest is its additional diaper changing table and storage. Not only does it save space but it also adds additional storage for your baby’s things. Another great thing about this is that you can now easily change your baby’s diaper without the need of walking away to do so. Now, all you need is directly located beside the bed and within arm’s reach. It saves you time, effort and strength and will also give you peace of mind because you do not need to walk away from your baby to get something to finish their diaper change.
Sometimes, the add-ons can be the ones that cause trouble for parents. Some buyers have issues with the size of the changing table top. They say that the measurements for the changing table top was made as such that there are no available changing tables that can fit in it. Some even have to improvise and make their own changing table just to use the table top.
If I Were to Choose…..
Honestly speaking, money is and will always be an issue whenever we buy something, this is an inevitable fact. That is why I prefer to look for a less pricy crib that has the same feature and can even compete against the other contenders of the 5-in-1 cribs. The best choice for me is the “Graco Benton 5-in-1 convertible crib”. It is not only nice to look at but it definitely serves its purpose by being a “lifetime crib”. The best part about the “Graco Benton 5-in-1 convertible crib” is that you will not need to spend too much for a high quality and durable product.
This ends our top rated 5-in-1 crib selection with two additional bonuses. All of these cribs will definitely serve you its purpose and majority of them is within your desired monetary budget. Of course, we assure you, along with the hundreds of moms and dads out there that have bought one of these cribs, that each and every crib is worth you’re your money and your trust.